Dalby sale 30 Sep 2020: Prices lift across most classes

Beef Central, 01/10/2020

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Buyer attendance was good with all the major export processors in attendance and operating, plus the regular feeder and trade buyers, and interstate and local restockers.

Prices generally improved across most classes with light weight yearling steers gaining a further 8c to 12c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market average 6c to 16c better, and heavy weights improved by 13c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers experienced only quality related price changes.

Yearling heifers to feed received the largest gains to average over 30c/kg better. A small selection of bullocks also lifted in price by 26c/kg.

A much larger number of cows were penned and export processors were able to absorb the increased supply plus lift average prices by 11c to 19c/kg.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to a top 592.2c with a fair sample averaging 511c/kg.

A large sample of yearling steers under 280kg averaged 462c and made to 532c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market average from 410c to 433c and sold to 456c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 442c to average 400c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 508c with a large selection averaging 460c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg made to 464c average 433c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed average from 411c to 428c and sold to 438c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 378c and made to 384c/kg.

Bullocks made to 376.2c to average 367c/kg.

Plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 284c to average 275c/kg.

The best of the medium weight cows to processors made 313c to average 304c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows made to 321.2c in pen lots with a large number averaging 310c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 341c/kg.

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GDL report

Very positive market from start to finish with a good show of buyers. Local and southern interstate restockers made it a solid market with gains from 6c to 30c.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 360c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 410c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  371c/kg, highest  384c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 243c/kg, highest  272c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  313c/kg, Av 304c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   290c/kg, highest  321c/kg, Av 310c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   340c/kg, highest  394c/kg, Av 376c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 350c/kg, highest 376c/kg, Av 366c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  431c/kg, highest 592c/kg, Av 510c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  419c/kg, highest 532c/kg, Av 461c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 380c/kg, highest 442c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  386c/kg, highest  442c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 426c/kg, highest  508c/kg, Av 459c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 388c/kg, highest  464c/kg, Av 433c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  360c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 410c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  371c/kg, highest  384c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  376c/kg, highest  432c/kg, Av  398c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  296c/kg, highest  341c/kg, Av  322c/kg


Brahman Bulls sold by RJ & GA Berwick of Dalby to exporters 335.2c/kg, 710kg, $2379.
Charolais X Store Cows sold by KT & PL Meagher of Kingaroy to southern restockers 277.2c/kg, 429kg, $1189.
Santa Cows sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 315.0c/kg, 649kg, $2044.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by Oriental Ag Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 320.2c/kg, 690kg, $2211.
Droughtmaster X Ox sold by MT Playfair Cattle Co of Charleville to processors 367.2c/kg, 630kg, $2313.
Charolais Steers sold by David Schmidt of Quilpie to feedlotters 406.2c/kg, 378kg, $1536.
Santa Heifers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 350.2c/kg, 572kg, $2006.
Charolais X Heifers sold by JE Kennedy of Kingaroy to local restockers 376.2c/kg, 315kg, $1187.
Angus 2 Tooth Heifers sold by AR & KD Mills of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 376.2c/kg, 446kg, $1680.
Droughtmaster X 4 Tooth Heifers sold by MT Playfair Cattle Co of Charleville to processors 353.2c/kg, 486kg, $1718.
Charolais Ylg Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to southern restockers 456.2c/kg, 310kg, $1414.
Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by MM & WJ Buttsworth of Kingaroy to feedlotters 440.2c/kg, 296kg, $1304.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by Bannercase Pty Ltd of Pittsworth to butcher 380.0c/kg, 369kg, $1402.


Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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